Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal made headlines when she commented on a Facebook post last Thursday saying she hoped that President Trump would be assassinated.
Realizing what she had done, she quickly deleted the comment, but not before someone screen-shotted it and posted it on the internet.
According to River Front Times, the screenshot first landed on Twitter courtesy of PoliticMo, the now-mothballed news site run by former Missouri reporter/wunderkind Eli Yokely.
— PoliticMo (@PoliticMo) August 17, 2017
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Then on Thursday, Chappelle-Nadal tweeted out a Holocaust threat to Jewish Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
On Friday, Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons told Senator Chappelle-Nadal to step down or be removed from office.
Even the Missouri Democrats are turning on her.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal was removed from her committee assignments.
Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons sent a letter out on Tuesday urging senators to reconvene and oust unhinged Democratic Senator Chappelle-Nadal from office.
But not all is lost for Maria.
Supporters of Maria Chappelle-Nadal are fundraising off of her comments.
FOX News reported:
Allies of the state senator in Missouri fighting to keep her seat after saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated set up a website and encouraged people to donate money to the embattled Democrat.
But after Fox News asked questions about the request for donations, the fundraising link disappeared from the site.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told Fox News in a statement on Wednesday she appreciates the “gesture and show of support” from the supporter who set up the site.
The “I stand with Maria” website included a link to Chappelle-Nadal’s fundraising page at ActBlue, an online platform used by Democrats to raise money online.
“An enthusiastic supporter started a website – www.istandwithmaria.com – to collect signatures in support of me staying in the Missouri Senate,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “They added a link to my Senate ActBlue, which is public. The page is a nice gesture and show of support.”
ActBlue is funded by donations and George Soros.
Actor James Woods weighed in:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 23, 2017